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Travel from Potenza to Rome by train in 3 hours 23 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Potenza to Rome by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Potenza to Rome by train is 5 hours 10 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 3 hours 23 minutes. Around 12 trains per day travel the 193 miles (311 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Rome. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with Frecciarossa or Trenitalia, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Potenza to Rome in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €12.90. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Potenza to Rome by train

It takes an average of 5h 10m to travel from Potenza to Rome by train, over a distance of around 193 miles (311 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Potenza to Rome and tickets for this journey start from €12.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 23m
PriceFrom €12.90
Distance193 miles (311 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train07:17
Last train22:24
Departure stationPotenza
Arrival stationRome
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsItabus, Liscio (Marozzi), Trenitalia, Flixbus

Potenza to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from Potenza to Rome for Tuesday 24th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:17 09:55 3h 38m, direct
08:56 12:55 3h 59m, 1 change
08:56 13:34 4h 38m, direct
10:59 14:55 3h 56m, 1 change
11:17 15:10 3h 53m, 1 change
12:25 16:40 4h 15m, 1 change
12:30 17:55 5h 25m, 1 change
14:48 18:15 3h 27m, 1 change
16:29 21:34 5h 5m, 1 change
20:13 05:06 8h 53m, 1 change

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Potenza to Rome

You can travel from Potenza to Rome on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Intercity trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Potenza to Rome

The price of train tickets from Potenza to Rome starts at €12.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Potenza to Rome by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Potenza to Rome? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Potenza to Rome take?

The average journey time by train between Potenza and Rome is 5 hours and 10 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Potenza and Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Potenza to Rome is 3 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Potenza to Rome cost?

Train ticket prices from Potenza to Rome can start from as little as €12.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Potenza to Rome?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Potenza to Rome without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Potenza to Rome each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Potenza to Rome leave?

The first train from Potenza to Rome leaves at 07:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Potenza to Rome leave?

The last train from Potenza to Rome leaves at 22:24. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Potenza and Rome by train?

Trains travelling from Potenza to Rome cover a distance of around 193 miles (311 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to Potenza. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Potenza to Rome.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Potenza to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/24/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/10/2022 for travel on 06/10/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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